RCB vs LSG, IPL Preview: Royal Challengers Bengaluru aim for turnaround against Lucknow Super Giants | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bengaluru find themselves in dire need of a turnaround as they prepare to host Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL clash on Tuesday. Sitting near the bottom of the points table with just two points from three matches, RCB’s inconsistent form has raised concerns, especially after their recent heavy defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Led by Faf du Plessis, RCB’s batting lineup, apart from Virat Kohli‘s consistency, has struggled to deliver.Despite boasting talents like Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar, and Cameron Green, the team has failed to establish a solid partnership.
With individual performances falling short of expectations, RCB’s reliance on late-order batters like Dinesh Karthik has become a necessity. To address their batting woes, RCB might consider changes in their lineup, possibly resting Patidar in favor of Suyash Prabhudessai.
Furthermore, the bowling department, spearheaded by Mohammed Siraj and Alzarri Joseph, has also underperformed, lacking the early wickets crucial for building pressure on opponents.
In contrast, Lucknow Super Giants face uncertainties surrounding regular captain KL Rahul‘s fitness. While Rahul’s Impact Sub appearance in their recent win over Punjab Kings was impactful, questions arise regarding his role in the upcoming match. Nicholas Pooran’s captaincy stint in Rahul’s absence adds to the team’s dynamic.
Amidst these challenges, Lucknow Super Giants find solace in the emergence of Mayank Yadav, a promising fast bowler capable of touching 150 km/h. As they face RCB at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Yadav’s ability to capitalize on RCB’s current batting struggles presents a glimmer of hope for the Super Giants.
With both teams grappling with their respective issues, the RCB vs LSG encounter promises an intriguing battle as each side seeks to rectify their shortcomings and secure a crucial win in the IPL campaign.
Teams (from):
Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Anuj Rawat, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Will Jacks, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Manoj Bhandage, Mayank Dagar, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Reece Topley, Himanshu Sharma, Rajan Kumar, Cameron Green, Alzarri Joseph, Yash Dayal, Tom Curran, Lockie Ferguson, Swapnil Singh, Saurav Chauhan.
Lucknow Super Giants: KL Rahul (c), Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Kyle Mayers, Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravi Bishnoi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Krunal Pandya, Yudhvir Singh, Prerak Mankad, Yash Thakur, Amit Mishra, Shamar Joseph, Mayank Yadav, Mohsin Khan, K. Gowtham, Shivam Mavi, Arshin Kulkarni, M. Siddharth, Ashton Turner, Matt Henry, Mohd. Arshad Khan.
Match starts at 7:30 PM IST.
(With inputs from PTI)


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